Two Macon boys arrested in cat burning

Two boys have been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly using an accelerant to burn a cat Monday afternoon, according to the Macon police.

Police were called to the 2100 block of Merriwood Drive just before 3:30 p.m. in response to a suspicious person, said Sgt. Melanie Hofmann.When they arrived, they found the badly injured cat, she said.

Hofmann said the boys, ages 11 and 12, live in the vicinity where the cat was found. The boys’ names have not been released.

Although the cat survived, Hofmann said it will have to be euthanized.